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Rush: caller says Obama flunked at Harvard but was passed anyway by Liberal professors
Rush Limbaugh Show | 8/2/12

Posted on 08/02/2012 11:28:24 AM PDT by pabianice

According to Rush, a caller told him that "Obama got the worst grades ever recorded at Harvard" but was carried through by bleeding-heart affirmative action liberals. Then, Rush says, the caller hung-up before Rush could ask him questions. Other listeners must have heard this. I mean, if Harry Reid can get a phone call telling him that Mitt Romney has never paid income tax, I can certainly also believe the Rush caller.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: affirmativeaction; obamahistory; obamarecord; rush; rushlimbaugh; vanity; vettingobama
Also makes one wonder about the law license Obama "relinquished."
1 posted on 08/02/2012 11:28:31 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: pabianice

Since Obama refuses to release his college records his awful grades may be a reason, so this story has credibility.


2 posted on 08/02/2012 11:31:40 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: pabianice

I heard him, and I don’t think he’s being serious. He was making a point that Harry Reid is using the “someone told me...” strawman to get Romney to release his tax returns. He’s calling to question the veracity of Reid’s claim through absurdity. He’s very good at that.


3 posted on 08/02/2012 11:32:25 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: pabianice

I was told he never actually attended classes at accidental or hotard. He needs to provide his transcripts to prove otherwise. Until then I am. It even certain he graduated from aloha high school.


4 posted on 08/02/2012 11:33:52 AM PDT by vg0va3
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To: Signalman

This is one of Rush’s artful ways of being absurd to illustrate absurdity. See: Dingy Harry for background.


5 posted on 08/02/2012 11:34:55 AM PDT by mc5cents
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To: rarestia
He’s calling to question the veracity of Reid’s claim through absurdity.

Exactly! And I hope keeps the ruse going.

6 posted on 08/02/2012 11:35:59 AM PDT by wayoverontheright
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To: pabianice
Rush is trying to get Reid to back up his absurd claims by getting the IRS to audit Romney.

This is like when disgraced Congressman Anthony Weiner claimed that his cellphone was hacked, and then everyone demanded that the FBI investigate because we can't have the phones of Congressmen getting hacked.

If Reid claims that Romney didn't pay taxes, then Reid needs to go to the IRS, not the Huffington Post.

-PJ

7 posted on 08/02/2012 11:37:07 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too ( It doesn't come naturally when you're not natural born.)
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To: pabianice

obama needs to prove the caller wrong before the press corpse gets ahold of it.


8 posted on 08/02/2012 11:37:28 AM PDT by biggredd1
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To: pabianice

My understanding is most graduate courses are pass-fail, with fail being a real rare occurrence as long as the money is paid on time.

As far as grades, you ought to see what a HS graduate from Ga public schools is capable of doing. It isn’t uncommon for a HS graduate Valedictorian to be required to take “learning support” classes before they are allowed to take real, college level classes. Back in the day the word was “remedial” not “learning support”.

Grades mean bupkis these days.


9 posted on 08/02/2012 11:38:01 AM PDT by wrench
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To: rarestia

Exactly. I understood what he was doing the moment he said it.


10 posted on 08/02/2012 11:38:02 AM PDT by Sister_T
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To: pabianice

Well played Rush!


11 posted on 08/02/2012 11:38:47 AM PDT by LA Woman3
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To: pabianice

Touche


12 posted on 08/02/2012 11:39:15 AM PDT by barmag25
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To: vg0va3

Ha!!


13 posted on 08/02/2012 11:40:07 AM PDT by Osage Orange (8675309)
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To: wayoverontheright

He’s demonstrating how easy it is to call to question a Liberal Democrat’s motives. Simply create a parallel straw man argument.

Reid is now admitting that he’s party to someone’s felony. He says he knows that Romney is committing a felony. If that’s the case, it’s his duty as a lawmaker to bring Romney to justice. If he has this knowledge, he needs to inform the FBI and the IRS to bring Romney to justice. Otherwise he’s aiding and abetting a felon.

We all know that Reid has nothing and nothing will be done or said about this. The MSM is in the pocket of the Liberals. Thus, Harry Reid is nothing more than a liar.

Rush is demonstrating this by using the Obama transcripts argument to the point of being ludicrous. If this “caller” was telling the truth, then Obama should release his transcripts to show Limbaugh and the nation that it’s not true.

We all know damn well that won’t happen.


14 posted on 08/02/2012 11:41:55 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: biggredd1

Clever ruse by Rush. It makes me think, though that republicans ought to run against Harry Reid, nationwide. He’s the epitome of a worthless, corrupt politician. Demonize Harry, which would be easy, and by default anyone who supported him would stink rather foully.


15 posted on 08/02/2012 11:42:05 AM PDT by be-baw (still seeking)
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To: biggredd1
Ha!!!

LOL!!!

16 posted on 08/02/2012 11:42:28 AM PDT by Osage Orange (8675309)
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To: All

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17 posted on 08/02/2012 11:44:24 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: pabianice

Yes, I understand he was being funny — but with a point.
Meanwhile, why did Obama and Michelle relinquish their law licenses, anyway? Found to have cheated on the bar exam, perhaps?


18 posted on 08/02/2012 11:44:35 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: be-baw

I also heard from someone Obama was the First Black Indian who attended Harvard. That’s a double affirmative. You don’t even have to study to pass.


19 posted on 08/02/2012 11:45:30 AM PDT by spawn44 (moo)
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To: pabianice

While I believe The Disaster received poor grades, it is hard to believe no one in the history of that school (375 yrs) received as bad or worse grades.

So did these professors change Fs into Ds or Fs into Bs or what? Plenty of people have flunked out of Harvard when professors were honest.

I have NO doubt that The Disaster had horrible grades EVERYWHERE in his educational experience. Any prizes or accolades where just handed him without cause i.e. the Nobel “Peace” Prize forever tarnished by being given him for absolutely nothing.

As to the law license, he may very well have passed the Bar exam in Illinois since that seems to be on the up and up and the reason I say this is because Richie Daley had to take it three times before passing. This implies to me that, if the son of the most powerful politician in Illinois is failed, The Disaster may well have actually passed it. He would also have to have SOME knowledge of the law to have taught at the University of Chicago even on an adjunct basis.


20 posted on 08/02/2012 11:47:25 AM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama must Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: pabianice

Most grades at Harvard are literally anonymous ... exams have numbers, not names. Anyone who can pass the (also anonymous) Illinois bar can graduate from Harvard without any unfair help. (It ain’t that hard...)

All the Obama’s mysterious past stuff is loser talk. If we can’t get him for what he’s done publicly over the last eight years in DC, we ain’t getting him for what he secretly did or didn’t do twenty-five years or more ago.


21 posted on 08/02/2012 11:47:29 AM PDT by only1percent
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To: wrench
My understanding is most graduate courses are pass-fail, with fail being a real rare occurrence as long as the money is paid on time.

Not true, at least not based on my experience in graduate school. I saw several students cut from graduate programs in their first semesters after failing to make the cut.

Graduate schools often have a very high bar to reach. My graduate program required that we maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA. The expectation is that if you get into graduate school, you're serious about wanting the credentials and the knowledge it will bestow.

Your supposition does make sense, however, esp. in Ivy league schools considering the amount of money required for each course.

22 posted on 08/02/2012 11:51:19 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: only1percent

Speculation about the hidden past of any President is neither “loser talk” nor inappropriate. Basing a campaign on it is a different matter.

Personally I want to know if he ever took a single economics class.


23 posted on 08/02/2012 11:51:31 AM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama must Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

That was on Fox?

Sweet!

If I see it on Fox or any other network I will absolutely send them money.


24 posted on 08/02/2012 11:51:57 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Signalman

“Since Obama refuses to release his college records his awful grades may be a reason...”
IMO, it may be worse than grades. His writings IE thesis etc, may be of anti American values and his Marxist/Socialist leanings.


25 posted on 08/02/2012 11:52:46 AM PDT by duckman (Dr Ben Carlson: Vision Not Division.)
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To: pabianice

I believe it but he will never prove it false!!!!!


26 posted on 08/02/2012 11:56:58 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: pabianice

Obama didn’t do that, he didn’t graduate from Harvard, someone helped him graduate. He could not have graduated without the help of liberal professors.


27 posted on 08/02/2012 11:59:18 AM PDT by swamprebel (Where liberty dwells, there is my country.)
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To: Signalman

The grades on Obama’s transcript would not be awful, as if the caller is right a bunch of Liberal profs changed them all from Ds to As for him. Must be some other reason.


28 posted on 08/02/2012 12:07:19 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: pabianice

Wayne Allen Root knows a LOT about Obama’s college career.


29 posted on 08/02/2012 12:15:50 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: pabianice
Fake, but accurate.

It's the seriesness of the charge.
30 posted on 08/02/2012 12:21:00 PM PDT by texas_mrs
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To: pabianice

A Harvard educated man that does not know how to pronounce “corpsman”??? Really??? I went to the 10th grade and I know how to pronounce “corpsman”.


31 posted on 08/02/2012 12:25:27 PM PDT by halfright (FAST & FURIOUS! DON'T ALLOW THEM TO DIVERT YOUR ATTENTION.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike; All

Believe it or not, the same ad was run on CNN a couple of days ago. Wouldn’t be surprised if some folks at CNN will get axed for accepting it.


32 posted on 08/02/2012 12:26:31 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: texas_mrs

Yes, this is Hughe and Series!

; )


33 posted on 08/02/2012 12:27:50 PM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: wrench
My understanding is most graduate courses are pass-fail, with fail being a real rare occurrence as long as the money is paid on time.

Not true, my 3.87 says differently. You do have the option of taking a class pass/fail, but it is not used in your graduation requirements.

34 posted on 08/02/2012 12:36:03 PM PDT by Cyclone59 (Obama is like Ron Burgundy - he will read ANYTHING that is on the teleprompter)
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To: only1percent

“All the Obama’s mysterious past stuff is loser talk.”

Willingness to ignore his past is loser talk.


35 posted on 08/02/2012 12:38:05 PM PDT by Magic Fingers (Political correctness mutates in order to remain virulent.)
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To: vg0va3

It doesn’t matter to “those who worship him”. Have a relative who posted on FB (I didn’t see it since I don’t use FB. Another COSERVATIVE relative told me) that she will be proud to vote for obama again. If I WAS on FB I would post “I’ll be proud never to speak to that relative again”.

These people actually do worship obama and he can do no wrong as far as they’re concerned. They claim to be Christians then support abortion and same sex marriage.


36 posted on 08/02/2012 12:52:11 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: wrench

Graduate school (at least at the University of CA during the 80s...) would give you an A through F grade. If you got less than a B - that was essentially an F.


37 posted on 08/02/2012 12:54:39 PM PDT by fremont_steve
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To: pabianice

Whether a caller actually called him is irrelevant. It’s the seriousness of the allegations that demands an investigation. We need a “blue ribbon commission” to look into these allegations right away! Harrumpf! harrumpf!


38 posted on 08/02/2012 12:57:13 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The NRA did not create James "The Joker" Holmes. Harvey Weinstein's Hollywood did.)
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To: only1percent
I am a law school graduate — albeit not from Harvard — and your comments make sense. Obama surely got into HLS on account of affirmative action. The Law Review — at least when Obama was there — elected its Editor, so Obama got Editor on account of affirmative action as well. However, he must have passed the exams to have graduated. Now, he may have got all Cs and Ds, but he has to have passed.

Since there isn't a hope in Hell that Obama will release his school transcripts, it behooves us to raise the issue ONLY when Mitt ROmney’s old tax returns are raised by the Dems.

39 posted on 08/02/2012 12:58:07 PM PDT by utahagen
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To: Signalman
Since Obama refuses to release his college records his awful grades may be a reason, so this story has credibility.

I believe that he applied as a foreign student.

40 posted on 08/02/2012 1:02:02 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Signalman
Since Obama refuses to release his college records his awful grades may be a reason, so this story has credibility.

I believe that he applied as a foreign student.

41 posted on 08/02/2012 1:02:30 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: utahagen
The Law Review — at least when Obama was there — elected its Editor, so Obama got Editor on account of affirmative action as well.

He was the "President" of the Law Review, so he wasn't actually editing it. From what I heard, he was popular with the other students and knew how to work with various groups, so his election was probably due more to political skills than anything else.

However, he must have passed the exams to have graduated. Now, he may have got all Cs and Ds, but he has to have passed.

He was older than the other students and perhaps more disciplined. Perhaps he did a little better than average in his first year "black letter law" courses and did well in the legal theory electives he took in his last years at law school, and that got him through school and even on to the honor role.

What he may be hiding are bad grades at Columbia (or Occidental or Punahou). For all I know, he might have said he was born outside the country (though I doubt it), but it's not impossible that he did pretty well at Harvard, taking into account that he may have taken softer courses than other students (but not having his transcripts we can't be positive about that).

Since there isn't a hope in Hell that Obama will release his school transcripts, it behooves us to raise the issue ONLY when Mitt ROmney’s old tax returns are raised by the Dems.

42 posted on 08/02/2012 1:18:42 PM PDT by x
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To: pabianice
I have no reason to believe The foreign born communist bastard usurper ever went to college, and the fact that the caller quickly hung up only strengthens that belief.
43 posted on 08/02/2012 1:24:18 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: pabianice

Do we know when and where he passed a bar exam?


44 posted on 08/02/2012 1:26:28 PM PDT by Josephat (`)
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To: Terry Mross
"It doesn't matter to those who worship him." Exactly. Not only are you right, but we must be related because I have the same relative. She told me Monday that those of us who support Romney do so because we prefer a dumb white guy with money over a brilliant black man who makes us white guys jealous.

So I asked her, if the President is so brilliant, why won't he release any of his college transcripts? She answered by saying that the President doesn't release his transcripts because he is a modest man and doesn't want to show up all his critics with his awards and grades etc. "Otherwise," she asked, "how could he have become a Nobel Laureate...only Einsteins get Nobel prizes." Cross my heart.

45 posted on 08/02/2012 1:34:56 PM PDT by masadaman
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To: Josephat
Do we know when and where he passed a bar exam?

The gay bar exam, maybe.

46 posted on 08/02/2012 1:50:15 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (Woe to them...)
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To: pabianice
Well, like the Hairy Reed seys, Obammy’s gonna have to release his Harvard school records if he wants to disprove the anonymous source's charges against him. Obama’s father (whomever that might be) must be very ashamed of his son's failure at Harvard.
47 posted on 08/02/2012 2:37:59 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: pabianice

What Reid did was a misprision of felony.


48 posted on 08/02/2012 4:08:09 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Obamaid has to go.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Amazing this ad is actually running on fox?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=439aPl_8Hxw


49 posted on 08/02/2012 7:05:48 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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